Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter underway in Kupwara between terrorists and security forces

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An encounter is underway between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara, according to a report. The incident took place in Kalaroos area of Kupwara district. It has been learned that security forces have cordoned off the area. 2-3 terrorists are believed to be holed up.

A few days ago, a militant of Hizbul Mujahideen was killed and two soldiers injured in a brief shootout in Bandipora town in north Kashmir. Security forces had put up a check post near Bandipora police station following information that a militant was going to travel through the area, a police official said. When the militant came in a cab, he was challenged by security forces but he opened fire, resulting in injuries to two soldiers, police said. In the retaliatory firing by the security forces, the militant, identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Shergujri, was killed, he added. A pistol and a hand grenade were recovered from the scene of the shootout, the official said.